Friday, July 29, 2011

The Story of Squeak and the MacBook Pro

I really don't know what the big deal is

. . . so the BTLO
went out and bought this new machine.
It's a nice machine;
as you can see,
I can see myself in its screen.

But it's just a machine.

Well, then she proceeded
to do very strange things.
One day, she got me very excited --
the machine was making these wonderful singing noises,
and so was she --

she was sitting there in the middle of the room,
her legs crossed,
her eyes closed,
and the machine was singing.

I really had to check it out.

So I jumped up to the table
on which the singing machine sat,
and everything tumbled!

It's not my fault
that the table was unsteady,
not my fault either,
that the BTLO 
had left a glass of water right there.

The machine,
the table,
the water,
all went flying.

And the machine stopped singing.

I ran and hid in a corner.

And our dear BTLO
freaked out,
a little.

I'll let the BTLO 
tell the rest of the story:

I took the less than two month old
MacBook Pro
to a Genius
at the Apple store,
and penitently explained that it had had a run in
with a cat
and a glass of water.
Cats and water, of course,
are not included on the warranty.
And the Genius looked at my receipt
and didn't even turn on the machine.
"I appreciate your honesty," 
he said.
"How much do you have saved on it?"

"Not much,"
I replied.

And he turned and called to the woman standing behind him:
"bring me a new MacBook Pro."
And she did,
and the soggy computer was whisked away
and replaced 
with a brand-spanking new one.

Ah, the miracles of owning a Mac.
And of being honest.

I still don't know
what the big deal is!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

thank goodness for air conditioning!

Hi Folks,

Pişi here.

And I'm happy to report
that our 
Big Two Legged One
decided to turn on the air conditioning
and keep it on.

it's kind of been pretty lazy
these past few days

Usually, I like to play
with the balls and the toy mice,
but right now,
I'm just lying around.

You can pet me if you'd like.

Beware, though,
I do have a
changeable personality.

Yeah, tell me about it.
(and hi from Squeak, too!
We hope you all have a cool place to be
in this heat!)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Squeak As Sphinx

It's so hot in our neck of the woods
(just like everywhere!)
And our BTLO insists
on hanging out upstairs--

The A.C. doesn't seem to be working upstairs.

So I sit by the steps
where there's an open window and where
I can feel a little of the A.C.
from downstairs.

Just call me Guard Cat
Squeak the Sphinx

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Who says fat is a flaw?

At our recent holiday 
with the BTLO's family,
Squeak was reprimanded more than once for being,

To this, Squeak admonished:
"I'm not fat, I'm pooffy!"

But today, with thanks to our blogger friend
we found evidence that being a fat cat can be a benefit.

Read on about the story of 

whose girth saved him from being 
for a hawk:

Friday, July 15, 2011

Afghan Snow Leopards

According to the Huffington Post,
there are only 4500 - 7500 of these elusive
big cats in existence, 
in Central Asia.
They are considered to be
the most elusive big cats
on the planet.
Recently, cameras were able to catch
photos of them in the
Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan.

They are truly beautiful creatures!
But they are threatened by people
in China who feel their
bones and other bodily parts
will enhance sexual prowess!

May they continue to thrive
in the land for which
they are named.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Big Cat Rap -- Another Great Video from Big Cat Rescue

with gratitude to Big Cat News

(If you follow this link, you can find a URL for where you can
download Big Cat Ring Tones!)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Pişi and Squeak Visit Grandma's

blogger friends.

Here we are,
Pişi and Squeak,
on our summer holiday.

The BTLO often takes us along
when she goes to visit her mother.

So here we are.

And it's really not that bad of a place!
In fact, it's kind of a kitty nirvana!

Hope everyone's having a pretty summer!

with love from

Pişi and Squeak

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Equal Movie Time for Squeak

Pişi has gotten her chance
to show of her prowess with a ball,
so here's a 
peak at Squeak
and the things that make her happy
(and you can hear her purring at the end!):

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Movie Night With Pişi

Here are my
first two 
You Tube 

I really hate the color
in them,
but you get to see me
in action!

In the first one,
I am kind of mad at
the Big Two Legged One,
she left me alone for a couple hours!

In the second one,
you can see my deft moves
with a ball.
Hang on 'til the end of the movie,
and you'll hear my dulcet tones

with love